Michael Petry is a visual artist whose works often leads him to write about the topics of his artistic attention.
16 October 2017
The Holburne Museum has invited Petry to make a new feature installation and to place two other pieces about existing works in their collection.
The visual artist, curator and writer Michael Petry is always pushing boundaries that blur the distinction between art and our perceptions of how art sits within our culture. His installation work Joshua D’s Wall was commissioned by the Palm Springs Art Museum in 2012, and sections of the wall have been shown in Venice, Houston, Santa Fe, Stavanger and Stockholm. […]
A brand new installation by the multimedia artist Michael Petry (b.1960) in a Queen Anne townhouse, featuring glass sculptures created in direct response to the forms of the grand staircase and historic mirrors echoing the story of ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’. Utilising traditional glass-making techniques Petry’s installation creates a dialogue with the Gallery’s historic glass collections, exploring […]
Prime numbers are defined as whole numbers, which are divisible only by themselves and by the number 1 – for example, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17 etc. Over 2300 years ago, the Greek mathematician Euclid proved that there are an infinite number of primes, but since the Greeks did not consider1 to be a number, Euclid did not […]
The London based international artist Michael Petry has been invited to make works at the Palácio dos Duques de Cadaval in Portugal. The installation which is currently on view, evokes the winery tradition of Alentejo associated with the symbolism of the bowl as an object used to carry offerings. Often portrayed in tales of heroes, […]
The Art of Not Making is the title of an acclaimed book published last year by artist/author Michael Petry, who asks; “What does a work of art have in common with a work of craft, and if a link must be found between the two, is it the same person who makes them”? The book […]
5 July 2013
Gay Pride is again celebrated with simultaneous art exhibitions in London and New York showcasing the work of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) artists at the Clifford Chance law firm headquarters. The exhibition is organised by Arcus, Clifford Chance’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employee network, the London exhibition showcases the works of nine […]
A Question of Sport: LGBT artists and their relationship to inclusivityThe Clifford Chance Art Group is again holding a joint art exhibition in its London and New York offices to celebrate Gay Pride. This year’s London exhibition entitled ‘A Question of Sport: LGBT artists and their relationship to inclusivity’ will feature a mix of abstract, […]
London Artist creates visual complexity with new installation and book London based artist Michael Petry has launched a follow-up exhibition to his highly acclaimed residency at the Sir John Soane’s Museum in 2011. “The Touch of the Oracle” features three monumental site-specific installations – Golden Rain, Joshua D’s Wall, and The Dilemma.These artworks provide an […]